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Number of Uninsured New Jerseyans Rose Dramatically in the Last Decade

Number of Uninsured New Jerseyans Rose Dramatically in the Last Decade
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If there were any remaining doubts about the need for health care reform in New Jersey they should be dispelled by today’s release of the US Census Current Population Survey, which shows a dramatic increase in the uninsured in the state. The number of uninsured below age 65 increased to 1.3 million in 2011-2012, up from 865,000 in 1999-2000. That 45 percent increase is much higher than the national increase of 29 percent, and it caused the uninsurance rate in New Jersey to jump to a staggering 16.8 percent.

 

N.J. Obamacare Health Insurance by the Numbers

N.J. Obamacare Health Insurance by the Numbers
BY REBECCA SHEEHAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Health insurance coverage is the dreaded topic that all Americans are always fighting and struggling over – especially when it deals with Obamacare.

Now under Oba...

3 Reasons New Jersey’s Jeff Brenner Won Genius Grant

3 Reasons New Jersey’s Jeff Brenner Won Genius Grant
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, still believes in making house calls.

The philosophy of the organization’s found...

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana Endorsed by Rabbi

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana Endorsed by Rabbi
BY REBECCA SHEEHAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Medical marijuana has been a constant in the newspaper headlines throughout the state, but now a former rabbi is endorses its use – but legally to sick people on...

5 Ways to Slow Meningitis at Princeton

5 Ways to Slow Meningitis at Princeton
BY REBECCA SHEEHAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The college years are supposed to be the ultimate time of every twenty-something’s life. A time when you get to experience new things, meet new people ...

Guys vs. Gals Exercises? Don’t be Fooled by Gender Labeling

Guys vs. Gals Exercises? Don’t be Fooled by Gender Labeling
BY ANYA OLWEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE RIGHT WAY TO TRAIN

My wonderful father whom I love dearly asked me to design a fitness program for him. And he specifically required that I would only u...

Tropical Storm Karen: The Outlook for New Jersey

Tropical Storm Karen: The Outlook for New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Don’t panic but be aware: Tropical Storm Karen is headed this way.

The storm is expected to hit the Gulf Coast area over the weekend. New Jersey is unlikely to feel its ...

As N.J. Cheerleaders Fly High, So Does the Risk of Injury

As N.J. Cheerleaders Fly High, So Does the Risk of Injury
BY IRENE MASLOWSKI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As the fall sport season kicks off, parents, coaches and trainers are focusing their attention on the safety of their players, but statistics show tha...

Breast Cancer Patient’s Video Shows World What It’s Like

Breast Cancer Patient’s Video Shows World What It’s Like
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

When Emily Helck of Jersey City began receiving chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer in September of 2012, she began taking pictures of herself every week during t...

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